Loch Tay Highland Lodges
Scotland is one of the world’s great active destinations, its mountains, rivers and lochs brilliant for getting right in amongst the great outdoors and campsites don’t come any more ideal for adrenaline junkies than Loch Tay Highland Lodges. At the foot of the site they offer both canoeing and kayaking, boat hire, fishing and thrilling RIB rides from their own Loch Tay marina, while they also rent out mountain bikes. Then there is the new hiking path that links up with the epic trail up Ben Lawers, which at 1,214m, is Perthshire’s highest mountain and higher than any mountain in England and Wales. Just a scenic drive or cycle along the banks of Loch Tay and the River Tay’s whitewater charms await.
Loch Tay no longer takes tents, but there are plenty of alternative accommodation offerings from cosy, heated wigwams to glamping domes and woodland cabins. All have access to a stirling wash facilites, common room and the fully-equipped camper's kitchen (the premium wigwams boast their own cooking facilities). The domes sit in the old camping field, enjoying views over Loch Tay and back towards the mountains. A childrens’ playground, putting green, communal campers room with large flat screen TV and leather sofas and the waterfront Boathouse Restaurant complete the resort-style experience on this 140 acre seriously adventurous estate.
Brand new facilities block with showers, toilets, private bathroom (which can be rented), drying room, launderette and vestibule with woodburning stove. Excellent campers kitchen with additional living area with sofas and large TV. Marina offers kayaking, canoeing, RIB rides, sailing, fishing and boat hire. Other activities on estate such as quad biking and mountain biking. There's also Wi-Fi, a play area, putting green and disc golf. Campfires allowed in the firepits provided.
Dogs – yes. Self pitched tents, campervans, caravans, big groups, young groups – no.
A path leads off directly up towards Ben Lawers, a serious mountain ascent that should only be tackled by the well equipped and suitably skilled. The Lawers range also boasts a flurry of other Munros (mountains over 3,000ft/914m) to tackle. At the other end of Loch Tay lies the striking Scottish Crannog Centre (01887 830 583), a fascinating insight for all the family into how people lived around Loch Tay thousands of years ago. Also at the opposite end of Loch Tay Aberfeldy is the centre of the River Tay’s whitewater activities. Splash (01887 829706) run myriad trips.
Food & Drink
The on site family-friendly Boathouse Restaurant offers a wide variety of dishes to enjoy with loch views on the wooden deck overlooking the marina. Bar meals, pizza and pre-ordered packed lunches can all be ordered. Elsewhere, The Bridge of Lochay Hotel (01567 820 272) boasts creative cooking using local produce with the likes of baked haggis bon-bons with a turnip veloute or Scottish ribeye with chorizo. The hotel also has a well stocked bar with local ales and Scottish whiskies.
Opening TimesAll year round.
The Owner Says
Loch Tay Highland Lodges - A breath of fresh air…
From Cottages and Cabins to Wigwams and Domes, all set amidst breath-taking scenery in the foothills of Ben Lawers and the bonnie banks of Loch Tay. Welcome to the perfect location for your holiday!
Based within Perthshire, at the very shore of Loch Tay we offer you a diverse and exciting range of accommodation. Available all year round for comfortable, peaceful, relaxing breaks and holidays in one of the most beautiful areas of Scotland. Surrounded by mountains, lochs and rivers we are also within easy driving distance of Edinburgh, Stirling and Glasgow.
With many activities available onsite and much more available locally, you will never be bored. From Frisbee Golf to Fishing and Kayaking to Canoeing, we have plenty happening onsite to keep you and your children of all ages occupied for hours.
Excellent opportunities for Golf, hill-walking, horse riding, water sports, white water-rafting, wildlife safaris, deer-stalking, game shooting are available within the local area. If you prefer something more cultural then there are many historic sites and castles within the area like Castle Menzies or The Crannog. If retail therapy is more your bag then have a look at the House of Bruar (Scotland 's Harrods) and or the Caithness Glass centre or Crieff, which has a first class visitor centre.
The village of Killin is 3 miles away at the west end of Loch Tay, with its Falls of Dochart, as well as a wide choice of restaurants and shops, a garage and a helpful Tourist Information Office completing the perfect self-catering accommodation for your holiday in the heart of Scotland.
Our onsite restaurant ‘The Bistro’ is situated beside the marina and enjoys huge picture windows with sun decks offering uninterrupted views over Loch Tay. Its welcoming ambience combined with this spectacular setting provides guests with a superb location to either enjoy a drink or dine and experience home cooked food with warm hospitality in this most beautiful location.
For the ‘Glamping accommodation’, our newly installed amenities block offering showers, toilets, drying room, and launderette meaning you have all the mod-cons at your disposal within a short distance from your front door. If you require something more personal the ‘private bathroom’ offers all these facilities but exclusively for you for only a small supplement.
Caber Coaches (01887 820090) operate a bus service (no. 893) from Aberfeldy to Morenish. The campsite is 10 minutes’ walk from the Morenish bus stop.
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